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I am using OpenLayers Vector with a cluster strategy. When I use Vector.features to get the features returned as a list, it returns an array of clusters and not the array of features. This makes the features unable to be addressed individually. Does anyone know how can I get the features list while using the clustering strategy? Any help is appreciated.

(Eg. If there are 5 features in my KML which are clustered as 1, then I get vector.features.length=1. I need the original features list which will have a length of 5)

Below is the implementation of my Vector:

var maps_layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("KML", {
                     strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.Cluster()],
                     protocol: new OpenLayers.Protocol.HTTP({
                        url: "kml/maps.kml",
                        format: new OpenLayers.Format.KML({
                           extractStyles: true, 
                           extractAttributes: true,

thesis.events.register("loadend", this, function(){
      var my_array = maps_layer.features; //Size of this is = no.of Clusters and not features

Here is the documentation: http://dev.openlayers.org/docs/files/OpenLayers/Layer/Vector-js.html

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You should use features property of cluster strategy object. In this example you can fetch all features of layer using the following syntax: map.layers[1].strategies[1].features.length.

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Thankyou..! This was what I was exactly looking for. :) –  rgamber Jul 22 '12 at 18:50

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